Golden Gate Bridge builders ate special meals to prevent dizziness

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1935

A man standing on the first cables during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the Presidio and San Francisco in the background.

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A perpetual monument that will make this city’s name ring around the world and renew the magical fame which the Golden Gate enjoyed in the days of ’49.
S.F. Examiner editorial, March 24, 1925

Nov. 1934

A freighter heads out to sea past the lone sentinel of the Marin Tower.

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1935

Riveters at work in cages on the South Tower.

Image: Underwood Archives/Getty Images

Strong tides, swirling currents, deep water, strong winds and fog — engineers long argued that such conditions meant bridging the Golden Gate was either impossible or prohibitively expensive. But one engineer took a different view.  Read more…

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Golden Gate Bridge builders ate special meals to prevent dizziness

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